Sign Up For Hack Upstate XV on April 4–5, 2020 at The Tech Garden

Hack Upstate
Jan 21 · 3 min read

It’s that time of year again! Hack Upstate XV is right around the corner (April 4–5, 2020) and we can’t wait to see what you’ll build!

WHO — The Upstate New York Technology Community. This is the 15th installment in a series of weekend hackathons that happen twice a year (i.e., fall and spring) in which engineers, developers, designers and innovators from across Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and build incredible projects. Oh btw, it’s FREE!

Click here to learn more and sign up for Hack Upstate XV!

THEME — Open hackathon. Build whatever you want using whatever tools you want.

Here are some projects from past events: Hack Upstate XIV, Hack Upstate XIII, Hack Upstate XII, Hack Upstate XI, Hack Upstate X, Hack Upstate IX, Hack Upstate VIII, Hack Upstate VII

RULES — No code can be written until after the opening ceremony on Saturday. All hackers abide by the Hack Upstate Code of Conduct. Please read it here.

WHERE — The Technology Garden, 235 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Note: Teams are allowed to participate virtually, however, they will not be able to demo, and thus, will not be eligible to win prizes.

WHEN — April 4–5, 2020

SATURDAY, April 4, 2020

  • 11am: Doors open
  • 12pm: Idea pitching and team formation
  • 12:30pm: Commence hacking
  • 2pm: Lunch
  • 7pm: Dinner

SUNDAY, April 5, 2020

  • 9:00am: Breakfast and coffee
  • 11:59am: Cease hacking
  • 12pm: Demo intro / welcome judges
  • 12:30pm: Demos, pitches, and presentations
  • 1:30pm: Awards


  • Creativity / Novelty (20%)
  • Wow Factor (20%)
  • Execution (20%)
  • Informative Demo (20%)
  • Multidisciplinary Product (20%)

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS We will be using DevPost for project submissions and judging.

SLACK Chat with hackers before, during, and after the event. Join now!

SWAG We’ll have free t-shirts and stickers for you!

FOOD We’ll be feeding you lunch and dinner on Saturday, and a light breakfast on Sunday.

PARKING We recommend parking at the Harrison/Warren Street Parking Garage ($5 daily or $15 overnight), or the Hotel Syracuse Parking Garage ($5 per day, $10 overnight).

VOLUNTEERS / MENTORS — If you’re interested in helping out during the event, please sign up here.

SPONSORING HACK UPSTATE — Help Advance Upstate’s Tech Community. Sponsorship from organizations like yours allow us to offer Hack Upstate to the public for free. Given how instrumental sponsors are to Hack Upstate, we’ll do everything we can to promote your involvement (i.e., content marketing, email outreach, social media, etc). Interested in learning more?

Hack Upstate’s mission is to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York hacker community. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York’s technology sector, and to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies. LEARN MORE.

All hackers abide by the Hack Upstate Code of Conduct to maintain an open, friendly and inclusive community, in which Upstate New York’s tech community can adeptly connect, communicate and collaborate. Please read it here.

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Our postal address: The Technology Garden, 235 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY 13202.

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